"Our partnership with Altera to manufacture next-generation FPGAs and SoCs using our 14 nm Tri-Gate process is going exceptionally well," said Sunit Rikhi, vice president and general manager, Intel Custom Foundry, in a press release. "Our close collaboration enables us to work together in many areas related to semiconductor manufacturing and packaging. Together, both companies are building off one another's expertise with the primary focus on building industry-disrupting products."So far Intel's foundry business remains relatively small but the chip giant sees big upside potential for this business unit.
Altera, based in San Jose, Calif., has been leveraging Intel's manufacturing prowess to give its advanced FPGAs advantages in density, performance, and power over rival FPGA maker Xilinx, which partners with TSMC as its foundry. When the companies announced their partnership a year ago, Altera CEO John Daane said besides winning more business away from Xilinx, the 14 nm parts could help Altera grab more sockets away from ASICs and application-specific standard devices.
Intel extends 14nm foundry deal with Altera
Posted on Friday, Mar 28 2014 @ 12:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck